Upcoming Events

Washington 4th District Public Calendar

New Stuff on the Website

How to Help Ukrainians

Updates from the State Committee

Updates from the 8th LD Committee

Benton County Pilot Observer Program

Move On Roe v. Wade Signs

Updates from the Faith Action Network

Updates from the Doug White Campaign

Updates in Fix Democracy First News

Bans Off Our Bodies Rally – John Dam Plaza

Meeting Announcement for the Benton County Central Committee

News from the Ag and Rural Caucus

March For Our Lives

Updates in League of Women Voters News

Updates from the Democratic National Committee

Updates from Franklin County

Updates from Columbia Basin Badger Club

Meeting Announcement from Tri-City Democrats

Updates from the Election Committee

Updates from the Benton County Chair

Update from the Resolutions Committee

Added Section for 16th LD News

DNC Campaign Readiness Project

Visit our News and Views Google Doc

Previous Image
Next Image

info heading

info content

You can suggest additional riffs by contributing them to our Google Doc, You Might Be A Democrat

Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote
July 7th @ 6 pm
(Please note date change!)
Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote
Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Thursday, July 7th @ 6 pm
(PLEASE NOTE: Date moved to not compete with Jan 6th hearings)

Join Fix Democracy First and Meaningful Movies Project for a special screening of Brave New Film’sSuppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote on Thursday, July 7th @ 6 pm PT

Speakers/Panelists will include:

with a special film introduction by 
Robert Greenwald, Producer & Director, Brave New Films

View trailer @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RhrbEh-osI

Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote (2022), by Robert Greenwald, is a powerful documentary about the growing threat of voter suppression and election sabotage to our 2022 midterm elections. In 2021, 19 states passed 34 new voter laws following the Big Lie of the 2020 election. The film focuses on this recent wave of voter suppression and subversion laws being enacted in states, and how the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp provides a blueprint for today’s voter suppression laws across the country.

Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Fight to Vote now includes perspectives from voters in Arizona, Florida, Texas, and Georgia that highlight how these new laws will affect their constitutional right to vote. Suppression tactics covered in the film include: Registration hurdles; Polling place closures; Voter purges; Missing absentee ballots; Extreme wait times at polling locations; Exact match disqualifications; New vote by mail limitations; Changes to ballot collection and drop off; and more. Voter suppression laws disproportionately affect American Students, Senior Citizens, Black, Indigenous, Latino, and People of Color from casting their ballots. Suppressed and Sabotaged 2022 is a call to action against the calculated, unconstitutional and racist attacks intended to suppress the right to vote in America.

8th Legislative District
Democratic Central Committee

The Election Committee has requested the 8th LDDCC Chair call an Emergency General Membership Meeting on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 7pm, via Zoom. It will be a single topic meeting to consider endorsing Democrat John Christenson for 8th LD Representative, Position 2. With primary ballots dropping soon, the Committee suggested that a decision should be made ASAP and before the regularly scheduled July meeting. We will make this meeting as short as possible and please attend as a quorum is required.

Meeting Notification: Emergency General Membership Meeting, 8th LDDCC

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022

Time: 7 PM

Place: Zoom, Link Provided Below the Agenda

Proposed Agenda

Call to order
Adoption of Agenda
New Business:
Election Chair's Remarks. (Shir)
John Christenson will be invited to speak to the membership. 3 minute time limit.
Comments from the membership. 1 minute per speaker.
Shall the 8th LDDCC endorse John Christenson for 8th LD Representative, Position 2? Vote.


8th LD is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: 8th LD General Membership Emergency Meeting

Time: July 7, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)  

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 843 3559 8116

Passcode: 494702

One tap mobile

+12532158782,,84335598116#,,,,*494702# US (Tacoma)

Preparing for the Election
Tuesday, July 12th @ 6 pm PT

Are you or a woman you know interested in running for office?

WON (Women in Office Now) is a new project of Fix Democracy First Education Fund providing FREE training to help women successfully run for local, state or federal offices. Join us for our next training session:

July 12th @ 6 pm: Training Module 10
Preparing for the Election - with special guest speaker
Temple Lentz, Clark County Council Member
• Primaries and general election differences
• Candidate questionnaires and forums
• Mobilizing your base
• Motivating staff and volunteers
• Endorsements
• Canvassing
• Media outreach
• GOTV! - Get out the vote
• Preparing for the results - good or bad
Register HERE for Training Module 10
Did you miss any of our previous sessions? You can view them HERE!
Training 1 - Why Should I Run for Office?
Training 2 - Where to Start? Questions to Ask Yourself
Training 3 - The Basics of Running for Office - w/ special guest Julie Anderson, Pierce County Auditor & SOS Candidate
Training 4 - Running a Campaign - What do I need to know?
Training Module 5 - Choosing Your Campaign Team -  with guest speaker
Cassidy Butler from IBEW Local 89
Training 6 - Campaign Communications -  with special guest speaker
Kristine Reeves,  former WA State Rep & Candidate for the 30th LD
Training 7 - Campaign Finance - with special guest speaker
Scott Haley from WA's Public Disclosure Commission
Training 8 - Fundraising for My Campaign with special guest speaker
Madalene Mielke, President & CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
Training 9 - Campaign Forums and Interviews with special guest speaker Kathy Sakahara



More Upcoming WON Training Topics

All session presentations will be recorded. You can view past recordings and resources @ fixdemocracyfirst.org/won

Support Democracy! 
Please make a donation to support our programs and work for democracy. We can't do this without you!

Follow Us!

Candidate Forums for the 2022 Primary Election are coming! Save the week of July 11th at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the League Women Voters of Benton and Franklin Counties and produced by PBS – Northwest Public Broadcasting, they will be available at nwpb.org, KTNW, and YouTube. They will also be available on the League’s website and Face Book at lwv-bf.org, Badger Club’s website at columbiabasinbadgers.com and through the Cities of Richland and Pasco at ci.richland.wa.us and Pasco-wa.gov. Viewing will remain accessible through Primary Election Day August 2nd.

Featuring a total of six races with three or more candidates each:

8th Legislative District – 3 Races

Senate, Representative Position 1, Representative Position 2

16th Legislative District – 1 Race

Representative Position 1

Benton County Commissioner – 1 Race

Commissioner District 2

4th Congressional District – 1 Race

US Representative

LWVWA logo

This is just a reminder that the Washington State organization of the League of Women Voters has some excellent resources on becoming involved in your democracy.